It is by grace that you have been saved through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) The Christian life is God’s work in which we become involved. The problem is that we can become so interested in what we are...
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh.” 2 Samuel 5:1
At last, after years of waiting, the people of every tribe in Israel come together and anoint David as their king. Why would these people make David their king? They had fought against him for years. And since David points us to Jesus Christ, why would a person who has resisted Jesus Christ crown him as Lord of his or her life today?
Notice, the people do not say, “You are our bone and flesh.” They say, “We are your bone and flesh” (5:1). They present this as a plea to David, an argument as to why he should receive them. There is great humility here, and that is how we must approach King Jesus.
God made himself one with us in Jesus Christ. And he did it so that he could be our king and we could be his people (Heb. 2:14, 17). Jesus Christ is the savior and king for the entire human race, and therefore, Jesus is the king for you.
These people had forgotten that in earlier years, it was David who had won great victories for all of the tribes of Israel: “In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel” (2 Sam. 5:2). Somehow they had overlooked this, but now they see it.
Why should you come to Jesus Christ today? He was for you even when you were against him! While we were still sinners Christ died for us. He rose from the dead so that we could be justified. He ascended into heaven so that we could be reconciled to God.
Have you been resisting Christ’s reign over your life? Have you forgotten all that he has done for you?